Week 8 Waiver Wire

published 10/22/19 11:24:44 AM EDT
by Tom Brolley

Here are this week’s top Waiver Wire options that are owned in less than 50% of Yahoo leagues. I’ll list any players at the top who are above the 50% threshold (or are household names) but are still somewhat widely available for those who might be in smaller leagues.

WEEK 8 BYES: Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys


Best Options if Available: Kirk Cousins (Min, 63%), Matthew Stafford (Det, 57%), Jimmy Garoppolo (SF, 62%), Gardner Minshew (Jax, 53%)

Top Targets

Jacoby Brissett (Ind, 43%) — Brissett has thrown for multiple TDs in five of his six games this season, including a four-TD performance against the Texans. He’s a high-end QB2 at this point and he gets some juicy matchups coming up (vs. Den, @Pit, vs. Mia, vs. Jax) if he’s still floating around on your waiver wire.

Sam Darnold (NYJ, 33%) — What else can be said about Sam Darnold’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Monday night. He completed 11/32 passes (34.3%) for 86 yards (2.7 YPA) with four INTs and one lost fumble against a ferocious Patriots defense that had him seeing GHOSTS. Spooky stuff. Obviously, Darnold deserves most of the blame for his terrible performance but it should be noted the Patriots have made most QBs look terrible through seven weeks. Darnold’s Week 7 performance could provide an opportunity to get him on the cheap before his glorious stretch in the second half of the season. Darnold had the looks of a potential breakout candidate at the end of last season and again this preseason. Darnold gets a middle of the road matchup against the Jaguars this week but he has six juicy spots in a row in Weeks 9-14 (@Mia, vs. NYG, @Was, vs. Oak, @Cin, vs. Mia) if you’re looking for a potential fantasy difference-maker down the stretch. He’ll also likely have his boy Chris Herndon (hamstring) soon if you’re looking toward the end of the fantasy season.

Going Deeper

Ryan Tannehill (Ten, 5%) — Tannehill gave this offense an immediate upgrade in his first start of the season against the Chargers in Week 7. He completed 23/29 passes for 312 yards (10.8 YPA), two touchdowns, and one interception as he connected with Corey Davis and Tajae Sharpe for TDs inside the 10-yard line. Tannehill has now averaged 10.8 and 9.0 YPA in his two appearances this season and his talented receiving corps suddenly have some life with Marcus Mariota sent to the bench. Tannehill is already one of the top streaming options this week with a dream matchup against the Buccaneers and his schedule isn’t too bad going forward (vs. TB, @Car, vs. KC, bye) if you’re looking for some QB help.

Derek Carr (Oak, 20%) — Carr is coming off his best fantasy day with 293 yards and two TDs in a blowout loss to the Packers in Week 7. Carr crushed the Raiders’ chances of winning with a red-zone interception and a lost fumble through the end zone on a carry at the goal line. He should be playing from behind again this week on the road against the Texans and his schedule isn’t too bad the next four weeks (@Hou, vs. Det, vs. LAC, vs. Cin). Carr could really use a healthy Tyrell Williams (toe) at his disposal to have his best chance at fantasy success.

Andy Dalton (Cin, 27%) — If you have to use Dalton for fantasy, please don’t watch the game because it won’t be pretty. Dalton is throwing it a ton every week — he’s averaging 40.9 attempts per game — because this Bengals O-line can’t create any running room. His O-line also can’t pass protect and he’s struggled without A.J. Green on the field. He came up with some garbage-time production again in Week 7 as he completed 22/43 passes for 276 yards, one touchdown, and three INTs in a loss to the Jags, and he added 4/33/1 rushing to salvage his fantasy day. Dalton could be without Green for another week or two and it’s possible he never plays for the Bengals again, which would obviously be a huge blow for Dalton’s prospects for the rest of the year. Dalton’s schedule gets tougher in the next couple weeks (@LAR, bye, vs. Bal, @Oak), but he still has a chance to put up numbers if he continues to throw the rock as much as he has been to start the year. It just won’t be pretty so don’t watch the game or follow the in-game box score.

Matt Moore (KC, 1%) — What. A. Bummer. Patrick Mahomes dislocated his right kneecap in Week 7 but the Chiefs got relatively good news after the game. Mahomes is prepared to miss a couple of weeks to rest and to let his knee heal as he avoided major damage. Mahomes will likely need surgery at the end of the season if he would play through the injury. Even if he does rest and return to action in 3-5 weeks, there’s a chance of another dislocation. Moore had some limited success with the Dolphins in the past and he came in and threw for 117 yards and a touchdown on 10/19 passing against the Broncos in Week 7. Moore will have some of the best weaponry in the league around him for as long as he plays so he’s going to have some moments of fantasy relevance playing with Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill — who took a short pass for a 57-yard TD against the Broncos. Still, Moore gets some brutal matchups in the interim (vs. GB, vs. Min, @Ten, @LAC) and I’m not expecting him to be anything more than a middle of the road QB2 for now.

Daniel Jones (NYG, 35%) — The rookie Jones has had a rough go of it recently with just a single TD pass in his last four starts since his miraculous victory over the Buccaneers in Week 3. He’s turned the ball over three times in each of his last two games and he’s now turned it over 12 times in his five games. The Giants defense is going to force Jones to throw it quite a bit most weeks and he should get Sterling Shepard back soon, but he’s not easy to trust right now even with a decent schedule (@Det, vs. Dal, @NYJ, bye).

Kyle Allen (Car, 6%) — Allen has created a QB controversy in Carolina with his 4-0 start as the team’s starter. Cam Newton could be ready to play again soon but I don’t see the team pulling Allen during his current winning streak. Allen completed 20/32 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns in a win over the Buccaneers in Week 6 and he’s yet to throw an interception this season. Allen’s schedule gets tougher out of their Week 7 bye (@SF, vs. Ten, @GB, vs. Atl) and we need to follow any developments that come out about this quarterback situation.

Running Backs

Best Options if Available: Jamaal Williams (GB, 60%), Adrian Peterson (Was, 60%), Kenyan Drake (Mia, 61%), Ronald Jones (TB, 51%),

Top Targets

Chase Edmonds (Ari, 47%) — Second-year RB Edmonds is the handcuff for David Johnson in Arizona and he would have top-12 weekly potential if he’s thrust into the starting role. He’s also carved out a role next to DJ the last couple weeks while he battles through ankle and back injuries. DJ got one carry in Week 7 before the Cardinals put him in bubble wrap with his ankle and back issues. Edmonds did it all against the Giants after that, posting 27/126/3 rushing and 2/24 receiving on four targets while playing 94% of the snaps. Edmonds hasn’t disappointed with his extra playing time and he’s earned a big weekly role going forward as another explosive element out of this backfield. With the bye-week blues really setting in, Edmonds is a high-end flex option if he’s going to see 30-40% of the snaps in a mini-committee with Johnson. And, as we saw in Week 7, Edmonds is an RB1 if Kliff Kingsbury decides to rest DJ in the coming weeks.

Ty Johnson (Det, 1%) and J.D. McKissic (Det, 1%) — Kerryon Johnson left Week 7 in the first quarter with a knee injury and he never returned so his status for the next couple weeks is up in the air — Adam Schefter reported he’s week-to-week. Ty Johnson was the next man up as the lead runner with McKissic also getting some run as the change-of-pace option. Ty Johnson managed just 10/29 rushing and 4/28 receiving on 64% of the snaps against the Vikings while McKissic added 5/29 rushing and 2/31 receiving on 25% of the snaps. Ty Johnson showed a knack for big plays at Maryland in 2017, averaging an absolutely silly 9.1 YPC (110/1004/6 rushing) before running a 4.45 40-time at the Combine. Johnson had absolutely dreadful quarterback situations during his college career, but he’s been a much better receiver than the Lions anticipated. It should be noted that Kerryon Johnson missed six games to a sprained knee at the end of last season so his owners would be wise to snatch up Ty Johnson if they can just in case he has another slow recovery. Ty Johnson is an upside RB2 this week against the Giants that just allowed three rushing TDs to Chase Edmonds.

Mark Walton (Mia, 21%) — Kalen Ballage is terrible at football and the Dolphins appear to have realized it, elevating Walton above Ballage in the last three games. Walton ran well again in Week 7, posting 14/66 rushing and 1/-8 receiving against the Bills on 52% of the snaps, but he was unfortunately vultured by Ballage for another goal-line TD for the second straight week. Walton was an interesting prospect with the Miami Hurricanes but he fell into the fourth round in 2018 because of a shaky Combine. He then had three different run-ins with the law this past off-season, which earned him his release for Cincinnati. Keep your expectations low for any offensive player in Miami but at least it looks like Walton could get a chance to play more in the coming weeks. It’s also notable that Drake could be moved before the trade deadline, which could elevate Walton into a workhorse role.

Darrell Henderson (LAR, 28%) — Henderson has been a major disappointment since he was drafted in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts this summer because he hasn’t had a role behind Todd Gurley and Malcolm Brown. That’s changed the last two weeks with Gurley and Brown dealing with injuries. In a blowout victory over the Falcons in Week 7, Henderson posted 11/31 rushing with an 8-yard catch while playing 34% of the snaps behind Gurley. Henderson brings much more explosiveness to this backfield than Malcolm Brown and HC Sean McVay would be wise to work him in more as we enter the second half of the season. Henderson could go back to having no role this week if Brown returns, but I think there’s a chance they move Henderson ahead of Brown going forward. It’s worth stashing Henderson now and he’d have a ton of value if Gurley misses more time in the future.

Going Deeper

Benny Snell (Pit, 5%) — Jame Conner had two full weeks to recover from his quad injury suffered in Week 6 and he should be close to 100% this week. Snell posted 17/75 rushing and 1/14 receiving in relief of Conner against the Chargers in their last game action. Conner didn’t appear to be badly hurt and there’s a chance he would’ve stayed in the game if the Steelers weren’t up by three possessions. Still, it might be worth snagging Snell off the waiver wire since he could get some run against the lowly Dolphins in Week 8. Snell should be the top backup for at least the next two games while Jaylen Samuels recovers from his knee injury.

Wendell Smallwood (Was, 1%) — Smallwood could be the lead back this week in a brutal matchup against the Vikings if you’re desperate. Chris Thompson (toe) is expected to miss another week and Adrian Peterson’s status is up in the air in his revenge game against his old team as he needed an MRI done on his ankle. Smallwood is just a high-end flex option in this tough matchup but he could at least get some volume, especially in the passing game since they enter as 14.5-point underdogs.

Derrius Guice (Was, 30%) — Guice has been on the IR since Week 1 with a torn meniscus but he could return to practice this week, which means he could be back in the lineup in the next couple weeks. The Redskins should give Guice a chance to be the lead runner ahead of Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson when he returns since their season is going nowhere. However, nothing is guaranteed with this joke of an organization so we can’t take anything for granted.

Kareem Hunt (Cle, 50%) — Hunt will be available to return from his eight-game suspension in Week 10 so feel free to pick up Hunt now if he’s sitting out on your waiver wire. It’s unknown just how big of a role he’ll have behind Nick Chubb but there’s a chance he could see 10-12 touches per game as a change-of-pace option behind their lead back, which could make him a high-end flex option.

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Alexander Mattison (Min, 22%) — Starting RB Dalvin Cook is primed for a huge season, but he has had some injury issues throughout his career dating back to his days at Florida State. The Vikings have just Ameer Abdullah behind Mattison and I’d expect Mattison to see a heavy workload if Cook missed time. He’s the best handcuff in fantasy right now and he’s close to having standalone value with how much work he’s getting each week.

Reggie Bonnafon (Car, 6%) — Bonnafon has emerged as the top option behind Christian McCaffrey after his 5/80/1 rushing performance against the Jaguars in Week 5. If McCaffrey would miss time, Bonnafon wouldn’t see the type of workload that CMC sees on a weekly basis but he could certainly find himself in the RB2 conversation.

Tony Pollard (Dal, 16%) — Pollard’s complementary role has evaporated with Zeke back to dominating the work in this backfield. Elliott owners would be wise to scoop up Pollard if he’s thrown to the scrapheap if you want to handcuff your top-five pick.

Ty Montgomery (NYJ, 3%) — Montgomery has done little playing behind Le’Veon Bell — he was a little more active as a receiver in Week 6, though — but Montgomery would have RB2 potential as the lead back in New York.

Giovani Bernard (Cin, 7%) — Gio is a must-own in any week that Mixon is out of the lineup. Bernard is a capable runner and receiver who can take on a big role as we’ve seen in the past when Mixon has missed time. Gio is one of the best handcuffs in the league and it looks like he could have some low-end standalone value playing next to Mixon.

Ryquell Armstead (Jax, 2%) — It might be wise to scoop up Armstead if you’re a Leonard Fournette owner as he’s the clear #2 RB on this depth chart. Fournette doesn’t have the best history of staying healthy for too long.

Wide Receiver

Best Options if Available: Jamison Crowder (NYJ, 57%), Mohamed Sanu (NE, 55%)

Top Targets

Corey Davis (Ten, 41%) and A.J. Brown (Ten, 17%) — Talent has never been the issue for these two young Titans WRs. Quarterback play has kept Davis and Brown down this season but it appears they may be breaking loose in time for the second half of the season. The Titans finally pulled the plug on Marcus Mariota and went with veteran starter Ryan Tannehill in Week 7, and the move immediately paid dividends for this Titans passing attack. Davis led the way with 6/80/1 receiving on seven targets against the Chargers while the rookie Brown added 6/64 on eight targets, which were both season-best performances. Davis and Brown are now low-end WR3s/high-end WR4s going forward with the potential for more if Tannehill can continue to play at a high level. Both Davis and Brown should be in most lineups this week going against a bad Buccaneers secondary.

Kenny Stills (Hou, 12%) — Stills returned to the lineup in Week 7 after a two-game absence for a hamstring injury and he found himself in a prominent role after Will Fuller went down with his own hamstring injury. Stills stepped up with 4/105 receiving on five targets against the Colts while playing 94% of the snaps, which included a pair of 40+ yard connections. Fuller has a rough history with injuries, including some hamstring issues, and Stills will essentially be Fuller’s replacement in this offense while he’s out as Deshaun Watson’s primary deep threat. Like Fuller has been this season, Stills will be a low-floor, high-ceiling option as a vertical threat with Watson since Fuller could be out at least the next two weeks (vs. Oak, @Jax) before their Week 10 bye. Fuller reportedly suffered a significant hamstring injury, which means he could even miss time out of their Week 10 bye, as well.

Auden Tate (Cin, 38%) — John Ross landed on the IR with a shoulder injury, and there’s a possibility A.J. Green may never play for the Bengals again as his “rehab” drags into a fourth month after an initial 6-8 week recovery timeline. Green is in the final year of his contract and he could be angling to be traded rather than playing for this winless team. Tate is the new #2 WR here and he managed 3/65 receiving on six targets against the Jaguars in Week 7 while playing 90% of the snaps. Our guy Greg Cosell said Tate has lost some significant weight and looks much more explosive than he did when he first came into the league as a seventh-round pick out of Florida State in 2018. Tate was an absolute monster in the red zone in college with 24.6% of his career catches going for TDs (16 of 65), and he’s been active in the red zone with Andy Dalton.

Going Deeper

Diontae Johnson (Pit, 16%) — The Steelers were down to their fourth-string QB from the preseason in Week 6, and this Steelers passing game predictably underwhelmed. They didn’t even get some late-game passing situations as huge underdogs as the Steelers jumped all over the Chargers. With Develin Hodges throwing for only 132 yards, Johnson caught his only two targets for 14 yards, which actually led their WRs and TEs in receiving. OUCH. Mason Rudolph (concussion) will be back in the lineup out of their bye in Week 8 and he’s had a strong connection with Johnson in their limited action together. Johnson could be a high-end flex option against the lowly Dolphins this week.

Preston Williams (Mia, 12%) and DeVante Parker (Mia, 13%) — The Dolphins will roll with Williams and Parker as their top two WRs, and they’re each in the WR4 range since they’re getting plenty of targets each week. They don’t have much upside at all since they’re playing on potentially the worst team in the history of football, but they do have more potential when Ryan Fitzpatrick is in the lineup. Williams finished with 6/82 receiving on eight targets while playing 90% of the snaps against the Bills in Week 7 while Parker added 5/55/1 on 10 targets while playing 85% of the snaps — Parker now has a TD in three straight games. Williams and Parker each have scary floors and limited ceilings playing in this terrible offense but they’re at least getting enough weekly volume to make them palatable.

Phillip Dorsett (NE, 44%) — The Patriots sent a second-round pick to the Falcons for Mohamed Sanu, which certainly complicates this WR rotation in New England, especially with rookie N’Keal Harry returning from the IR soon. Julian Edelman could be the only WR here guaranteed 75% or higher snap share going forward as we could Josh McDaniels using a heavy rotation between Sanu, Josh Gordon, Dorsett, and Harry down the stretch. Dorsett is still a strong option for this week against the Browns since Gordon could miss another week and since Sanu isn’t likely to be ready for a full workload. Still, Dorsett;s long-term value has taken a major hit with a heavy WR rotation looming in the distance.

Olabisi Johnson (Min, 0%) — Adam Thielen left Week 7 early with a hamstring injury and he could be looking at a multi-week absence. The Vikings are extremely thin at WR behind their top two options and Johnson is the next man up at WR with juicy matchups against the Redskins and Chiefs looming the next two weeks. The rookie WR out of Colorado State posted 4/40/1 receiving on eight targets — tied with Stefon Diggs for the team lead — against the Lions in Week 7 on 70% of the snaps with Thielen missing most of the game. Johnson does have four catches in three of his last four games so his role was starting to grow anyway before Thielen’s injury. Johnson will be a WR4 option for as long as Thielen is out of the lineup.

Allen Lazard (GB, 38%) and Geronimo Allison (GB, 26%) — Davante Adams (toe) could be back in the next week or two but he’s yet to return to practice since picking up his turf toe injury. For as long as Adams is out of the lineup, Lazard and Allison are low-end WR4 options with Aaron Rodgers spreading the ball all around the field. Lazard led these WRs with an 85% snap share while Allison saw a 55% snap share. The Packers do get a juicy matchup against the Chiefs this week but the game doesn’t have the same shootout possibilities with Patrick Mahomes (knee) out of the lineup.

Zach Pascal (Ind, 1%) — Pascal has stepped up as the #2 WR in Indy with Devin Funchess (IR) and Parris Campbell out of the lineup. He exploded against Texans in Week 7, posting 6/106/2 receiving on seven targets as he scored on a pair of red-zone targets. Pascal could go back to obscurity soon but he has earned some low-end consideration with 50+ yards in three of his last four games and seven targets in two of his last three games.

Demaryius Thomas (NYJ, 7%) — Thomas has worked his way into low-end consideration with three consecutive games with 40+ yards. He’s seen 22 total targets in that stretch for 11/151 receiving and he basically had half of Sam Darnold’s passing production on an ugly night in Week 7. Thomas will likely be the #5 option in this offense once Chris Herndon (hamstring) returns to the fold, but Thomas can be considered as a deep flex option for as long as Herndon is out of the lineup.

N’Keal Harry (NE, 12%) — Harry has been on the IR since the start of the season with an ankle injury, but he’s nearing a return when he’s first eligible in Week 9. He returned to practice last week and the Patriots will ramp up his practice load before his potential debut against the Ravens in Week 9. The Patriots do have a bye in Week 10 and there’s no way you’re using Harry in Week 9 so he’s not a priority add at this point. However, if you’re in a deeper league and you’re swinging for the fences, Harry isn’t the worst stash just in case he starts to tap into his first-round talent. Harry does have some work to do just to climb their depth chart so keep expectations low if you add him in the next couple weeks. The Patriots also just added Mohamed Sanu on Tuesday so Harry has an even higher uphill climb this depth chart.

PPR Only

Cole Beasley (Buf, 15%) — Josh Allen is going to chuck it deep to John Brown or he’s going throw it underneath to his safety-valve Beasley. Beasley has scored 9+ FP in five of his six games this season if you’re looking for a PPR option with a solid floor. He’s not going to offer much of a weekly ceiling since he has 24 career TDs in 108 games, but he did score a touchdown in his last game against the Dolphins in Week 7 (3/16/1 receiving on six targets).

Adam Humphries (Ten, 5%) — The Titans passing game has some life again with Ryan Tannehill taking over at quarterback, which has given Humphries a chance at some low-end PPR relevance. Humphries has 4+ catches in three straight games, including two with Tannehill under center, after he caught all four of his targets for 40 yards against the Chargers. Humphries has yet to score a TD and he’s topped 50+ yards just once but at least a little more volume could be coming his way for PPR formats. He also gets a small boost while Delanie Walker (ankle) is out of the lineup.

Keke Coutee (Hou, 14%) — It looked like Coutee would go back to a secondary role starting in Week 7 with Kenny Stills back in the lineup but Will Fuller picked up his own hamstring injury against the Colts. Coutee should stick in 3-WRs sets as the slot WR for as long as Fuller is out of the lineup, giving him a chance to help in PPR formats. He managed just 3/25 receiving on five targets against the Colts and he’s not going to offer much upside with big plays or touchdowns.

Tight Ends

Best Options if Available: Jared Cook (NO, 57%), O.J. Howard (TB, 58%), Vance McDonald (Pit, 53%)

Top Targets

Chris Herndon (NYJ, 29%) — Herndon was first eligible to return off his four-game suspension in Week 6 but he, unfortunately, picked up a hamstring injury before his return. Herndon has missed two additional games on top of his four-game suspension but there’s a chance he could make his 2018 debut this week against the Jaguars. When he’s finally healthy enough to play, Herndon has top-12 potential at the position over the rest of the season.

Going Deeper

Ricky Seals-Jones (Cle, 3%) — RSJ is loaded with receiving potential but he’s consistently underwhelmed when given opportunities to play. Well, he’s back in another good spot with the Browns after David Njoku landed on injured reserve. He exploded in Week 4 by posting 3/82/1 receiving and he emerged again in Week 6 with 3/47/1 against the Seahawks. Most importantly, RSJ saw his snap share rocket upward in Week 6, playing 68% of the snaps last week after averaging 31% in Weeks 4-5. RSJ could go back to disappointing but he’s worth a look if you’re digging deep just in case he figures things out in Cleveland. He’s made some plays over the last three games and they may integrate him more into the offense out of their bye week.

Irv Smith (Min, 0%) and Kyle Rudolph (Min, 27%) — Smith and Rudolph could be on the radar if Adam Thielen misses some time with a hamstring injury after he left Week 7 early. Smith has more juice in PPR formats since he brings more to the table as a receiver, and he posted 5/60 receiving on six targets against the Lions. Rudolph posted 5/58/1 receiving on six targets, as well, but he’s more of a TD-or-bust option in non-PPR formats while Thielen is out. The Vikes play on Thursday night so Thielen is expected to miss at least one game.

Dallas Goedert (Phi, 13%) — Goedert is tough to completely trust in a fantasy lineup since he’s playing next to one of the best fantasy TEs in Zach Ertz but he’s now topped 9+ FP in three of his last four games. He caught all four of his targets for 69 yards and a TD against the Cowboys in Week 7, catching a 28-yard TD pass but also losing a costly fumble early in the game. Goedert played on 59% of the snaps and he’s on the streaming the radar while he has a slightly bigger role while DeSean Jackson is out of the lineup.

Mike Gesicki (Mia, 1%) — Gesicki has been a massive disappointment as a 2018 second-round pick but it’s in the Dolphins’ best interests to let Gesicki play to see what they’ve got going forward. He’s put together his two best games of the season the last two weeks with 7/92 receiving on 11 targets against the Redskins and Bills. The good news is that the Dolphins will be playing in a lot of garbage-time situations but, unfortunately, this passing game has looked anemic in all situations so far this season.

Ben Watson (NE, 5%) — Watson saw his first action in a Patriots uniform in Week 7 since he played with Tom Brady and company back in 2009. He immediately stepped into a full-time role, playing 76% of the snaps and posting 3/18 receiving on five targets against the Jets. His day could’ve been a little better if he didn’t let his first pass rattle off his facemask but he showed chemistry with TB12 after that. The Patriots did bring in more receiving reinforcements after the game by acquiring Mohamed Sanu but Watson could be a source of a few cheap TDs in the remaining nine games.

Jonnu Smith (Ten, 0%) — Delanie Walker missed practice late last week with an ankle injury and he proceeded to leave after just five snaps in their contest against the Chargers. Smith stepped in behind Walker and delivered 3/64 receiving on three targets while playing 83% of the snaps. If Walker misses some time, Smith suddenly has some life with Ryan Tannehill at quarterback and he’d be a strong streaming option this week against a Buccaneers defense that’s bleeding passing game production.

Dawson Knox (Buf, 28%) — The rookie Knox is getting some weekly love from Josh Allen — he has five targets in each of his last two games — but he’s yet to have a breakout performance. He posted just 2/22 receiving on five targets against the Dolphins in Week 7 as he dropped a target in the red zone. Knox impressed at the Combine by posting a 4.58 forty and a 34.5-inch vertical at 6’4”, 254 pounds. The Bills are desperate for a third-receiving option behind John Brown and Cole Beasley and it’s possible Knox could be developing into that guy for Josh Allen.

Jack Doyle (Ind, 17%) — Doyle has shown a pulse since Week 3, catching 14 passes in the last four games. However, he’s averaging just 9.1 YPR and has just one TD so he doesn’t have a lot of fantasy upside. He posted 3/21 receiving on five targets against the Texans in Week 7. Doyle isn’t an ideal option since he splits the tight end workload with Eric Ebron, and the Colts have been a run-heavy squad with their O-line dominating in the trenches.

D/ST Streamers

Pittsburgh Steelers (@Mia, 47%), Detroit Lions (vs. NYG, 9%), Indianapolis Colts (vs. Den, 13%), Seattle Seahawks (@Atl, 47%), Houston Texans (vs. Oak, 43%), Green Bay Packers (@KC, 62%),

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Tom Brolley
Tom Brolley


Tom Brolley is the better half of The Fantasy Free Agents Podcast with his partner Joe Dolan. Brolley owned a 53.8% winning percentage picking every game against the spread for his old site over the last two seasons.